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Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip

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Make my Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip recipe with only 2 ingredients and enjoy pineapple whip anytime!

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The weather is starting to heat up in Los Angeles so my husband, Kevin, and I took a day off and headed to Disneyland. YES, we are those grown ups who don’t have children and have season passes to Disneyland.

What is in a Dole Whip at Disneyland?

I have a hit list of Disney’s favorite treats: turkey legs, Mickey Mouse ice cream bar and caramel corn. This trip I tried Dole Whip for the first time. Little did I know this is one of  Disneyland’s most popular park treats. Dole Whip is a frozen whipped pineapple (similar to soft serve) that is perfect when it is 90F out and you have been queuing up most of the day. While I loved this dessert, I discovered that many of the dole whip ingredients included stabilizers and lots of things I couldn’t pronounce. It didn’t spoil the fun, but it did make me think I can make something simple and impressive at home.

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How to Make my Homemade Dole Whip Recipe

My Dole Whip recipe, or pineapple whip, is not only a delicious Summer treat, it requires just 2 ingredients, it’s a dairy-free frozen dessert and it’s suitable for vegans. Simply pulse your frozen pineapple and coconut milk in a food processor or blender. You will have to stop a few times to move around the pineapple. When the mix is blended, enjoy it straight away! So now you don’t have to trek to Disneyland to enjoy your favorite frozen treat. Just whip up some of your own!

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4.36 from 176 votes
Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Learn how to make my Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip recipe, a favorite pineapple whip treat from the Happiest Place on Earth, using only 2 ingredients!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 4 cups (16oz/450g ) small chunks frozen Pineapple
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) of low fat coconut milk (or milk of choice, almond, regular)
  • *weight notes at the bottom of recipe
  1. Place the coconut milk and frozen chunks of pineapple into a food processor or high powered blender. (the pineapple has to be frozen)
  2. Turn on food processor and blend until the consistency becomes creamy.
  3. You will have to stop several times and scoop down the pineapple.
  4. Keep blending until all of the pineapple chunks are gone and the mix is smooth.
  5. Enjoy immediately as it is ‘soft serve’ and should be eaten straight away.
  6. If you want to freeze a little you can, just know it does freeze solid once frozen and is no longer soft.

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Recipe Notes

Normally 16oz = 2 cups, not 4. However the weight of pineapple is very different to what we normally weigh in a cup like flour so both measurements are right. The pineapple is chunky and big and doesn't fill a cup the same way flour would.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 161
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. A2 Aka47 on August 4, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    My dole whip turned out to be like a pineapple puree

    • Gemma Stafford on August 5, 2019 at 3:42 am

      Hi there,
      this recipe relies on the ingredients being frozen and the coconut milk cold. The full-fat coconut milk will have a good chunk of cream too which will help with the consistency. The processor you use also must be able to handle it quickly.
      It is a soft-serve for sure, and it does not have any stabilizer so it is best eating right away.
      I am sorry if you were disappointed in this recipe,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Tiff Schumacher on July 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    I did exactly as stated and used FROZEN pineapple and LOW-FAT coconut milk, and blended in my Vitamix. It was spot-on, the same flavor profile and texture. FANTASTIC!!! After we tasted the first round, we added liquor to turn it into a refreshing cocktail. That too was amazing. I think I want to try adding vanilla bean and mess with other variations, but this recipe is perfect as written!!!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Oh I just love to read that!!! Thanks so chum Tiff for trying it out. I can’t believe I never thought of adding a splash of dark rum to mine because that would be right up my alley :).


  3. Jo on April 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    I didn’t The coconut milk had to be cold and I can have coconut cream it didn’t taste very good and it was very gritty so I tried again with coconut milk and pineapple and hopefully I get some good results thank you for sharing

    • Gemma Stafford on April 25, 2019 at 1:30 am

      I hope this works well for you Jo,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Lee on April 19, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Is this regular coconut milk found by almond milk or is it the canned coconut milk?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 20, 2019 at 2:54 am

      Hi Lee,
      this is canned low-fat coconut milk. Full fat coconut milk when refrigerated produces a cream, which sets up in the can.
      For this recipe you can use almond milk too, the important thing is that the fruit is frozen, that is what freezes the milk to give a smooth finish. You need a high speed blender for this.
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Hayden Wong on April 11, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Will you make more Dole Whip videos on other flavours? I like Mango and Lime. Can you make a video on either one of those flavours.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 12, 2019 at 4:56 am

      Hi Hayden,
      I will add this suggestion to my list, thank you.
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Patti on March 13, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Would drained crushed pineapple work instead of chunks?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm

      Yes Patti, it will work as long as its frozen 🙂


  7. HANA on August 22, 2018 at 8:46 am

    can I use banana? The pineapple is delicious tho!

    • Gemma Stafford on August 23, 2018 at 6:13 am

      Hi there Hana,
      This treat is designed for fresh Dole pineapple, and is a real delight.
      Banana makes a great ice cream, even whipped banana with very little addition can be great. it tends to be glutenous, so I am not sure if it would be light enough for this recipe.
      Take a look at the Freezer Section here (, lots of ideas for you here,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Patricia Herdman on July 26, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Whats the carb count for this?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      I haven’t calculated this one yet, Patricia. If you need it straight away, I use


  9. Pathgirl on July 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Just made this with a touch of sweetened condensed milk and topp3d it off with a shot of Kraken spiced rum! So yummy!

    • Gemma Stafford on July 9, 2018 at 1:02 am

      Haha! you really know how to put flavors together, well done, sounds divine!
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Monica on June 28, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Does Disneyland use coconut milk? It’s been a while since I’ve eaten it. I don’t remember the coconut flavor.

    • Gemma Stafford on June 29, 2018 at 1:00 am

      Hi Mnoica,
      You will not so easily find the exact recipe. So the answer is I do not know, I think it may be a dry mix, as it is in most ice cream machines. Mine is an attempt to replicate the flavor, and it is healthy, vegan, and delicious!
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Jessica Eiche on June 25, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Is this canned coconut milk or regular?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 26, 2018 at 2:25 am

      Hi Jessica,
      Canned coconut milk is the normal one here in the US, but if you can get fresh then that will work well for you too.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Wendy on June 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    After reading so many different versions of the Disney Dole whip, I liked one that had unsweetened organic coconut milk & frozen pineapple from Trader Joe’ s & added one frozen banana & a pinch of salt!
    I have a huge Kitchen Aid food processor & it took a long time to get the soft serve consistency. Once done I piped it into cute glass cups . 👍🏻 My granddaughter who is 4 wanted “sprinkles “ on it to make it sweeter🤔 I would not use the banana next time either. Froze the leftovers in a small metal loaf pan with plastic wrap directly on top & another wrapping completely around it! I believe this technique will return it to soft serve to whip up again in the processor? What do you think? Father’s Day treat made with granddaughter today! She loved pressing the buttons!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 18, 2018 at 2:07 am

      Hi Wendy,
      This sounds like a great idea, and I would love to know how it worked for you after freezing. I think it should soften up again, no good reason why not. This is like my dairy free ice cream recipes, and they are delicious too.
      Good job getting your granddaughter involved in this process, it is a great way to get the little ones interested in baking, the treat at the end really encourages them, and you create great memories for them too, win win!
      Will be interested to hear how it worked out for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Lynn on May 25, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Will it work if I use marshmelon instead of pinneaple?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2018 at 4:17 am

      Hi Lynn,
      No, the high water content will affect the results, it will freeze hard,
      Gemma 😉

      • Jhonewinegarner on May 28, 2018 at 3:29 pm

        Hi Gemma stafford

        • Jhonewinegarner on May 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm

          Am happy to have this experience I made alot of money from it

        • Gemma Stafford on May 29, 2018 at 2:42 am

          Hi there,
          Thank you for your kind comment, I appreciate it,
          Gemma 😉

          • judi doyle on June 6, 2019 at 7:55 am

            I made this last night for my daughter pulsed it for 3-5 min got it all smooth but it was not whipped i got all liquid. how do i make it whipped. i used a jar of coconut milk a dab of lemon and lime juice a pinch of salt and 3 tbsp. sugar and 2 cups frozen dole pineapples this was the recipe i had any way to make it ice cream

            • Gemma Stafford on June 11, 2019 at 10:02 am

              Hi Judi! The heat from continuously pulsing the mixture helped in turning into a liquid faster. The blades’ movement generates heat. So next time, try pulse it a little at a time. It also helps to use a chilled blender pitcher.

              If your mixture has turned into liquid, you can transfer these into ice cube trays, give some time to freeze and then give it another go in the blender.

              Hope this helps!

              Gemma 😊

  14. Grace on May 11, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I made this while my mom went to some 80’s party, and she came back and was so surprised! This was so quick and easy, and there was no need for anything special! This is just as good as store bought ice cream! Thanks so much!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 12, 2018 at 3:21 am

      Hi Grace,
      That is so lovely to hear! Well done you. I bet your mom was not surprised that you are so kind!
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Deborah on April 29, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    Costco sells a terrific mix of 3 different types of frozen pitted cherries. Do you think this could be a good substitute for the frozen pineapple?

    • Gemma Stafford on April 29, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Those would work great, Deborah. I haven’t seen those. I’ll keep an eye out for them as I love cherries.

  16. Elisabeth on April 27, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Very good recipe!! Tried it today and everybody loved it!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on April 28, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      delighted to hear that, Elisabeth 🙂


  17. Lili123 on April 22, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Hi Gemma,

    Do You know where can I buy popsicles molds in Irleand,BTW great videos.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 22, 2018 at 5:05 am

      Hi Lili,
      Good to have you with us in Ireland, thank you for the kind words too.
      In Ireland I have found this type of mold in pound shops! Seasonal though, so about now you should find them.
      The ones I use are: Sweet creations and Norpro, both work really well. ( link to Amazon UK, Norpro.
      I think you may also find these in TESCO, but seasonal, so perhaps not yet, I believe the summer is coming and going as usual in Ireland!
      I hope this is of help to you,
      Gemma 🙂

  18. MarDi on January 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I am currently making this. While I normally prefer coconut milk (because of the taste not because it is dairy free) we are out of it so I am using regular milk. I am also going to add a bit of coconut juice (bai antioidant cocofusion in the flavor of maui coconut rasberry) to add some of the same flavour


    • Gemma Stafford on January 2, 2018 at 5:24 am

      Hi there,
      Well, this is indeed an experiment! Let us know how it worked for you,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. s1hz3 on September 7, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Hey! Just came here from your recent Disneyland video. I was wondering if i can use canned pineapple for this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Hi there,
      NO! canned pineapple does not have sufficient flavor, and can also be a bit water logged, it is not good in this recipe, sorry,
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Melissa on August 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Finally made this today. It wasn’t pineapple enough. I think next time I’ll do pineapple juice instead of milk. Normally dole whips are non dairy anyway.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2017 at 1:49 am

      Hi Melissa,
      Yes, and if you do it will be more sorbet!
      The recipe calls for coconut milk, not dairy milk, unless you choose to use this. If you use a juice it will need to be churned as it will freeze like ice. but do try it and let us know,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Trina on August 16, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Is there a way to strain out the fibers first? I’m having a hard time eating them.

    • Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2017 at 1:57 am

      Hi Trina,
      This is the function of the food processor, to break down the fibers. Other than that I do not think they can be strained out, but I do know what you mean!
      Gemma 🙂

    • Brandon on March 4, 2018 at 7:02 pm

      Hi Trina,
      You will need a high power blender like a Vitamix or a Blendtec to blend pineapple to a smooth puree. I purchased one this year and it can make pineapple as smooth as ice cream. I never would have believed you could get the fibers in pineapple so tiny. I sure couldn’t with my food processor or my old blender. They do demos of Vitamix at Costco, you will be a believer when you witness it.

      • Gemma Stafford on March 5, 2018 at 2:28 am

        Hi Brandon,
        Thank you for this input. This is a great appliance, I agree!
        Gemma 🙂

  22. Di Franks on July 26, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Hi Gemma,
    Recipe looks fantastic and oh so simple. Not made it yet, but I know it is vegan but is it also like Disney dole whip in that it is lactose, gluten, cholesterol free? Thank you 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2017 at 4:20 am

      That is right Di, it is a goodie!
      I do hope you make this. it is best made with fresh frozen pineapple, canned simply does not have the flavor,
      Gemma 🙂

  23. Malia_r21 on July 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Your videos are great today i am making the pineapple Dole whip

  24. John on July 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Just tried this tonight, with frozen store bought pineapple, but the flavour felt a bit flat. A pinch of salt and sugar helped, but I think I’ll have to get a fresh pineapple for a better overall flavour. Either that or I used too much coconut milk. ( My amount of ingredients was slightly more than the original recipe)

    • Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Hi John,
      It should have worked well with the frozen pineapple! Some pineapple is less flavorful than others of course. I does sound like you managed to improve it. A little lemon juice will also spike the flavor for you nest time,
      Gemma 🙂

  25. Ashleigh on June 19, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Hello Gemma, I am hoping to make a flavored strawberry kiwi version. I was curious your thoughts on going about this? Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on June 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      great idea, just replace the pineapple with your favorite frozen fruit and it will work great! 🙂

  26. Bonnie on June 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Can I use canned Pineapple?

    • Gemma Stafford on June 10, 2017 at 4:07 am

      Hi Bonnie,
      I think not. The flavor will not be strong enough really! you caould add a little lime or lemon zest to boost the flavor, or perhaps passion fruit!
      wish you well if you try this, do let us know,
      Gemma 🙂

  27. MB2aT on May 2, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    can you do multiple types of fruit?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 3, 2017 at 12:51 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, but a fleshy fruit is best. Very juicy fruits will freeze like ice. Mango would be good, and papaya with a little lime zest would be nice too, experiment!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Lusy on November 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        It would be awesome if you could show as at a video the mango version! 💘💝😘

        • Gemma Stafford on November 14, 2017 at 5:10 am

          Hi there,
          Yes, I must get that on my list, thank you,
          Gemma 😉

  28. Rachel on April 11, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Hi Gemma!
    this looks amazing! What kind of coconut milk would i use? Canned or fresh???

    • Gemma Stafford on April 12, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Hi Rachel,
      If you buy canned coconut milk, organic is best, you will find that the coconut cream will separate from the water in the can when it is chilled. This is less likely to happen unless you can use fresh coconut to make the milk. Shake the cans in the store, you can usually tell if the cream has set up, you will not heat the milk sloshing!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Donna on July 19, 2017 at 7:46 am

        For the recipe do you use canned coconut milk or refrigerated? I could not tell which works better from your previous response. And if you use the canned do you mix the separated milk/cream together or just use part of it.

        • Gemma Stafford on July 20, 2017 at 3:08 am

          hi Donna,
          good question!
          In order to get the cream, you need to get the milk to separate into water and cream. If you turn the can upside down in the fridge, when you open it right side up, the water can be poured off (use it in smoothies, or just drink it). What remains is the cream. I get cans of coconut milk here, organic when possible. Do not buy homogenized coconut milk, it will not separate. i hope this is a little clearer,
          Gemma 🙂

  29. Hadiza French on March 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Oh wow! I watched how to make this dole whip on the Snapchat channel. So I decided to check the net for other suggestions, and I fell on your blog. I really love it and am definitely subscribing to the newsletter. ???

    • Gemma Stafford on March 19, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Hi there,
      Welcome to the Bold Baking community, we are happy to have you with us. stay tuned for lots more to come,
      Gemma 🙂

  30. shalma on February 16, 2017 at 4:04 am

    can any other fruits be used

    • Gemma Stafford on February 16, 2017 at 8:11 am

      hi there,
      yes, why not, but you must freeze them first, this is important. Fleshy fruits work best. you can experiment a little with this!
      Gemma 🙂

  31. shalma on February 15, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Hi! Just a small doubt. Can orange be used in the place of pine apple?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 17, 2017 at 8:12 am

      NO! Shalma the water content of the orange is too high for this recipe. Use Mango, or another fleshy fruit if you wish, and freeze it first,
      Gemma 🙂

  32. Vivi S. on January 29, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Hi,Gemma I was wondering it will not be the same if you freeze it right?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 30, 2017 at 2:01 am

      This recipe is designed to be fast frozen, which usually means on contact with dry ice. dry ice is not available too widely, and needs to be carefully handled too. This recipe is not for everyone!
      Gemma 🙂

  33. Lizzy on January 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I LOVE DOLE WHIP!!! We can’t go to Disneyland without getting some. Since we don’t live in California it’s not often that we get it. We have been searching, and can’t wait to try this! We just have one question…. Is the flavor tangy or sweet? We want it so be perfect!!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 16, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Hi Lizzy,
      This depends on the pineapple, it should be a fresh, ripe, but not over-ripe fruit, that is what gives it the flavor,
      Gemma 🙂

  34. Crazy Cupcaker on December 9, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    If I used mango instead of pineapple, would it still taste good with coconut milk???

    • Gemma Stafford on December 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Hi there,
      Yes it would be a great marriage, all of the exotic fruits go so well with coconut,
      Gemma 🙂

  35. lpeters82 on September 2, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I’ve tried several versions of DIY Dole Whip. Perhaps I’m misremembering the real thing, but my DIY attempts always seem to be too fibrous. Has anyone ever attempted to run it through a strainer then refreeze? Also for those looking for an adult version, they do serve them with a shot of rum in Animal Kingdom. Other ingredients I’ve tried to add to recreate the recipe have included: lime juice, sugar, and salt. I’m on version 3.0 and I still haven’t found the perfect recipe to follow.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 3, 2016 at 12:59 am

      You will get the fiber, but if you sieve it it will become icy! now i like the idea of the adult one, for an occasional treat of course 🙂

    • Lily on October 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Maybe try blending it a little longer. I don’t have a Vitamix, but rather just a plain old blende and mine turned out perfect! I continued to blend it even after it was creamy and there were not fibers at all.

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